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Review: iBasso IT04 – A Big Step

By | October 31st, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We are finally looking at the iBasso’s flagship In Ear Monitor, the iBasso IT04, and it surely is a great step forward for the brand.

Disclaimer: The iBasso IT04 was sent to me by the company itself for this review and iBasso is not affiliated with Headfonia in any way. The official price for the IT04 is 499$. I did not receive the consumer box so I can’t comment on the package content. The Sony WM1A Walkman is the source used for sound evaluation. Read the full article

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Review: Astell&Kern SR15 – Pocket Pleasure

By | October 29th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

The A&norma SR15 is Astell&Kern’s latest entry level DAP and the spiritual successor of the AK70 MK2. Today we’ll find out how it performs.

Disclaimer: Astell&Kern provided the SR15 for this review at no cost. It is a loaner and will be returned to Astell&Kern. AK is not a site advertiser and in no way affiliated with Headfonia. Many thanks for the opportunity to review the SR15.

About Astell&Kern:

Astell&Kern is a South Korean high end brand for digital audio players (DAPs).… Read the full article

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Celebration Giveaway 7: AudioQuest DragonFly RED

By | October 28th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We continue our $50k anniversary celebration giveaway on my birthday today with one of the most popular items in personal audio, the AudioQuest DragonFly Red!! It could be all yours, just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Winner

We had a huge number of entries for the Etymotic ER4-XR but there can be only one winner, and that is: Thomas Pan from France ! Congratulations. You’ll be contacted very soon, please get in touch.

Number 7

As promised and explained earlier, we’ll be doing a year long of weekly giveaways and last September was the start of our 52-week celebration.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: Lark Studio LSX

By | October 27th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Lark Studio LSX is a 10BA Driver flagship monitor from Lark Studio. Let’s take an initial look at it.

Disclaimer: This is a Picture Sunday post where we take a quick preview of various gear before their full review. You can take a look at our other Picture Sunday posts HERE. The LSX is a demo sample from Lark Studio and it’ll be returned. 

THE LSX

Lark Studios have made a great entrance to the market with their LSX, and I wanted to check out this highly regarded IEM before its full review.… Read the full article

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Review: FiiO BTR3 – one step forward, two steps back

By | October 25th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

The Fiio BTR3 is one of Fiio’s latest Bluetooth devices. Do we like it? Find out all about it now!

Disclaimer: FiiO supplied BTR3 for the purposes of this review. I paid nothing for it. It retails for 79$ and is driven by the AK4376A DAC and Qualcomm CR8675 Bluetooth receiver chip. You can find out all about it here: Portable High-Fidelity Bluetooth Amplifier-BTR3. 

Related reviews:

FiiO BTR1
Fiio uBTR
MyST 1866 Bluetooth DAC

Not sound

FiiO’s unrelenting production queue reminds me of nVidia in the late 90s, of which Tom’s Hardware asked: ‘are nVidia too fast for us?’ The difference is that FiiO are fighting a much larger, less proprietary rank of competing products and rivals.… Read the full article

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Review : iBasso DX120 – Rounded

By | October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , |

Disclaimer: The iBasso DX120 was sent to us by iBasso directly in exchange for our honest review. Current price is 299$ and around 329€ around various websites.

About iBasso

iBasso is a chinese maker of DAP, amplifiers, DAC and more recently IEM. If they’ve been in the audio game for a bit more than 10 years now, the brand really got famous with the DX50 and DX90. It was a great set of players which were replaced by the the DX150 and DX200 last year.… Read the full article

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Celebration Giveaway 6: Etymotic ER4-XR

By | October 21st, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We continue our $50k anniversary celebration giveaway with an excellent and classic set of universal IEMS, the Etymotic ER4-XR!! It could be all yours, just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Winner

We had a lot of entries for the Meze Audio 99Classics headphone but there can be only one winner, and that is: Jap Ferdy from Jakarta Idonesia! Congratulations. You’ll be contacted very soon, please get in touch.

Number 6

As promised and explained earlier, we’ll be doing a year long of weekly giveaways and last September was the start of our 52-week celebration.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday – Hifiman HE1000 V1-V2-SE

By | October 21st, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The HE1000SE is a new version of the HE1000 from the Chinese Hifiman Electronics.

Disclaimer: The star of this weeks’ picture Sunday is the HE1000SE. This post is a part of our Picture Sunday series and the HE1000SE was sent to us for a full review including comparison to the previous models.

Hifiman Electronics

If you don’t know Hifiman Electronics by now then you’ve been hiding in a cave on a deserted island. For me it’s one of my personal favourite brands and then I’m mostly looking at the Edition X V2, the good old HE-500, the HE-560, the RE-800 and of course the HE1000 series.… Read the full article

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Review: Jomo Audio Tango – You know

By | October 17th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Jomo Audio Tango is one of the latest creations from Joseph, all the way from Singapore.

Disclaimer: The Jomo Audio Tango monitor was sent to us free of charge in exchange for our honest opinion. Jomo is not a site partner and is in no way related to HEadfonia.

Jomo Audio

We have reviewed many Jomo Audio monitors already like the Quatre, Haka and Flamenco so most of you will already know Jomo Audio and what they stand for.… Read the full article

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Review: Shozy Hibiki MK2 – Even Better

By | October 15th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Let’s check out the original Hibiki’s successor, the Shozy Hibiki MK2 in today’s review. The first one was a great budget IEM already, and it made it to our Universal IEM Recommendations.

Disclaimer: I received the Shozy Hibiki MK2 from Shozy directly for this review. It goes for around $65USD on the market.

INTRO

Around last year in November, I reviewed the original Shozy – AAW Hibiki and I was quite impressed. Particularly for its premium design language, good build for its price and the open sound that it presents.… Read the full article

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